Year One

So one year ago on May 1st, I did my first photo shoot ever.  With practically no knowledge of shooting, let alone with lights, models and shooting fashion, I asked Jeannine from Trouble Times 2 if I can shoot for her.  Seriously, I didn't even have the equipment necessary to undertake this task which I had looked for and voluntarily under took. I had to borrow equipment from all over the place and ask my friends for hook ups on the gear and a great thank you to those friends that helped and trusted me enough to let me borrow said equipment.

Run down of people and their contributions:
Lens: Jose Saenz
Light Stands: John Bouma
Flash: Alex Perez

The only thing that was mine was my canon rebel body.

Little did I know that this first shoot would take me down a path I never even had the slightest thought on or glimmer of possibility of what it might end up being. I never planned on being a photographer and never planned on everything that has come with it.  I love this new endeavor and love where it has taken me and I am sure I will love where it will take me.  I have had the opportunity to work with and meet amazing people, established relationships and friendships that otherwise would have never happened. Have taken risks that I otherwise never thought I would ever have the guts to take and have purchased some pretty bad ass gear while doing it.  Thank you all whom I have worked with for everything and for believing in me.

A special thanks to Estefania Serrano, Sami Schemidt, Naty Gonzalez, Jini Mai Kim, and Natasha N. Barr-Allen for being the first group of tallent I had the pleasure to work with. Super special thanks to Trouble Times 2 for being so awesome and blindly trusting a rookie and for always supporting me!  And a über super duper special thanks to Claudia Rodriguez, whom with out the help, support, patience, design, motivation, and constant pushing to improve every aspect of this endeavor, none of this would have been possible.

Thank you all!!! :D

You can see the image set from this shoot here

Robert Rios | Fashion and Wedding Photography 

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